Persecuted Christians and the Hope of Easter

Sadly, Holy Week began this year with another attack on innocent Christians. Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt, like so many Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians here in our diocese, gathered… Read More

Easter Sunday

Sts. Peter and Paul, Huntington The tomb is empty! The Gospel we just heard recounts the discovery of the empty tomb by Mary Magdalen, and then by Peter and John.… Read More

Good Friday — St. Matthew Cathedral

Saint John’s account of the Passion of Our Lord began in the garden of Gethsemane. There Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested by a band of soldiers. There Saint… Read More

Holy Thursday – Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

At the wedding feast of Cana, Jesus said to His Mother: “My hour has not yet come.” On Holy Thursday evening, the hour of Jesus has come. It is the… Read More

Chrism Mass

“To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His Blood, who has made us into a Kingdom, priests for His God and Father, to Him… Read More

Prayer in Memory of the Martyrs

Palm Sunday, St. Matthew Cathedral The martyrs are champions of the faith who teach us the incredible capacity we have from the Holy Spirit to love God and our neighbor… Read More

Palm Sunday at St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend

It is good to be with you today, Palm Sunday, here at Saint Matthew’s Cathedral, to begin Holy Week together. I look forward to being here again this evening for… Read More

Dedication of St. Pius X Church, Granger

During this season of Lent, catechumens here and around the world are completing their final preparations to receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil, when they will be washed in… Read More

Lent: A penitential mobilization

The following is the text of the homily of Bishop Rhoades on Ash Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, a Lenten message for the whole… Read More

Prayer in the morning, at night and at meals

The following is an excerpt from a talk given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on Feb. 7 at St. Louis Besancon Parish. A central component of living as a disciple… Read More

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

DECEMBER 8, 2016 (SOLEMN PROFESSION OF FRANCISCAN FRIARS MINOR) Advent is a season of joy, quiet joy, as we await the coming of the Lord, our Savior. It is a… Read More

Voting from a Catholic perspective

As we approach Election Day, this topic “Voting from a Catholic Perspective” is very timely.  “Why should we even consider this?”, some might ask.  What does voting have to do… Read More